The medium/large suit I used, tailored
nicely to my body, produced a comfortable, non-restrictive fit.
The seams are butted together with glue and are double blind stitched,
(a blind stitch goes only halfway through the suit), combining good
looks with durability.
Typhoon has fitted removable ankle-straps for water-skiers that
can be pulled tight to stop water going up the leg. I tried diving
both with and without these and found that they caused water to
gather and balloon around my ankles. Although this only affected
me when I got out of the water, it looked rather strange and was
a little uncomfortable so I didn’t use them.
I dived with the Riot in the Red Sea for one week, where I was
doing between two and four dives a day. Most of these were with
a camera, which meant that I was stationary for long periods on
each dive. While I cannot draw a conclusion on the suit’s
performance when worn for other watersports, overall the Riot was
a warm, comfortable suit to dive in and one I would happily use
again. The price for the 5mm, which was tested, is £139 and
the 3mm version with detachable sleeves (pictured above) is £99.
• Contact Typhoon on 01642 486104.